Global Warming Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 12/2/2011 1:15:48 PM EST
    People walk with a coffin as they protest against the usage of coal during a climate change conference at the city of Durban, South Africa, Thursday, Dec 1, 2011. Leading American environmentalists complained to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that her negotiators at U.N. climate talks risked portraying the U.S. as an obstacle to fighting global warming because of its perceived foot-dragging on key issues. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)
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    Posted: 12/2/2011 1:15:48 PM EST
    Women dance and sing as they gather to have their voices heard by governments and policy makers during the climate change conference taking place in Durban, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011. The U.N.'s top climate scientist cautioned climate negotiators Wednesday global warming is leading to human dangers and soaring financial costs, but containing carbon emissions will have a host of benefits. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)
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    Posted: 11/30/2011 8:10:46 AM EST
    In this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, Wayne Arendse warms his hands on a wood fire used for cooking in a poor township near Cape Town, South Africa. In the east coastal city of Durban, a U.N. climate conference is being held with discussions on ways of saving the planet from global warming as well as discussing how to raise $100 billion a year to help poor countries move to low-carbon economies and cope with the effects of the warming. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)
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    Posted: 11/24/2011 6:10:47 AM EST
    In this photo taken on Sunday, Nov 20, 2011, a child looks over a day's catch of sardines at the Hout Bay Harbour near Cape Town South Africa. Numbers of penguins in the Cape of Good Hope are dropping as the bird depends on species like sardines to survive and to feed their chicks. Climate change could mean unthinkable loss for South Africa, which hosts talks on global warming that will bring government negotiators, scientists and lobbyists from around the world to the coastal city of Durban next week (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)
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    Posted: 11/24/2011 6:10:47 AM EST
    File: In this photo taken Tuesday, July 19, 2011, baboons alongside a road in the Kruger National Park. Climate change could mean an unthinkable loss of wild life in South Africa, which hosts talks on global warming that will bring government negotiators, scientists and lobbyists from around the world to the coastal city of Durban next week (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
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    Posted: 11/24/2011 6:10:47 AM EST
    File: In this photo taken Saturday September 14 1996 a donkey cart carries passengers throughone of the world's great spectacles, the surrounding Namaqualand countryside which blooms in teeming colours best described as a psychedlic fantasy. Climate change could mean an unthinkable loss of the flowers in South Africa, which hosts talks on global warming that will bring government negotiators, scientists and lobbyists from around the world to the coastal city of Durban next week (AP Photo/Sasa Kralj-File)
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    Posted: 11/24/2011 6:10:47 AM EST
    File: in this photo taken Wednesday, June 2, 2010 two African penguins bask in the sun at the South African Foundation for the conservation of Coastal Birds care center in Cape Town, South Africa. Because of climate change one could not imageine the Cape of Good Hope without penguins. Climate change could mean unthinkable loss for South Africa, which hosts talks on global warming that will bring government negotiators, scientists and lobbyists from around the world to the coastal city of Durban next week. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam-File)
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    Posted: 11/24/2011 6:10:47 AM EST
    File: In this photo taken Saturday September 14 1996 one of the world's great spectacles, the surrounding Namaqualand countryside blooms in teeming colours best described as a psychedlic fantasy. Climate change could mean an unthinkable loss of the flowers in South Africa, which hosts talks on global warming that will bring government negotiators, scientists and lobbyists from around the world to the coastal city of Durban next week (AP Photo/Sasa Kralj-File)
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    Posted: 11/24/2011 6:10:46 AM EST
    File: in this photo taken Thursday March 17, 2011 African penguins bask on the Boulders Beach, in Simonstown, South Africa. Because of climate change one could not imageine the Cape of Good Hope without penguins. Climate change could mean unthinkable loss for South Africa, which hosts talks on global warming that will bring government negotiators, scientists and lobbyists from around the world to the coastal city of Durban next week. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam-File)
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    Posted: 11/24/2011 6:10:46 AM EST
    File: In this photo taken Tuesday, July 19, 2011, elephant walk through the Kruger National Park feeding of trees. Climate change could mean an unthinkable loss of wild life in South Africa, which hosts talks on global warming that will bring government negotiators, scientists and lobbyists from around the world to the coastal city of Durban next week (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
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    Posted: 11/1/2011 3:45:54 PM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2005, file photo, The Louisiana Superdome is shown in this aerial view, which was damaged by Hurricane Katrina, surrounded by floodwaters, in New Orleans. Freakish weather, from this weekends October snowstorm to the long-lasting drought in the US Southwest, is striking more often. And global warming should make future weather even weirder, a special international report says. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
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    Posted: 11/1/2011 3:45:54 PM EST
    FILE - In this July 29, 2010 file photo, Moscow's St. Bazil's cathedral , background, is slightly seen through a smog covering Moscow. Freakish weather, from this weekends October snowstorm to the long-lasting drought in the US Southwest, is striking more often. And global warming should make future weather even weirder, a special international report says. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, File)
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    Posted: 11/1/2011 3:45:54 PM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2011 file photo, Thai residents carry their belongings along floods as they move to higher ground at Bangkok's Don Muang district, Thailand. Freakish weather, from this weekends October snowstorm to the long-lasting drought in the US Southwest, is striking more often. And global warming should make future weather even weirder, a special international report says. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
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    Posted: 11/1/2011 3:45:54 PM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2011 file photo, a buoy sits high and dry at Benbrook Lake in Benbrook, Texas. Freakish weather, from this weekends October snowstorm to the long-lasting drought in the US Southwest, is striking more often. And global warming should make future weather even weirder, a special international report says. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
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    Posted: 10/19/2011 10:15:45 AM EST
    FILE - This undated file photo released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a sow polar bear resting with her cubs on the pack ice in the Beaufort Sea in northern Alaska. A federal judge on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, threw out a key section of an Interior Department rule that declared global warming is threatening the survival of the polar bear. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wild Life Service, Steve Amstrup, FILE)
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    Posted: 10/2/2011 11:21:40 AM EST
    A man rides a tricycle past a cement plant in Baokang, Hubei province in this March 31, 2008 file photo. A new plan to curb global warming risks becoming a battleground between rich and poor nations and could struggle to get off the ground as negotiators battle over the fate of the ailing Kyoto climate pact. To match Analysis CLIMATE-DEAL/ REUTERS/Stringer/Files (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
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    Posted: 10/2/2011 11:20:09 AM EST
    Hurricane Irene is seen on August 27, 2011 at 10:10 a.m. EDT over the U.S. east coast in the Atlantic Ocean in this file NASA satellite image obtained by Reuters on August 28, 2011. A new plan to curb global warming risks becoming a battleground between rich and poor nations and could struggle to get off the ground as negotiators battle over the fate of the ailing Kyoto climate pact. To match Analysis CLIMATE-DEAL/ REUTERS/NASA-NOAA/Handout/Files (ENVIRONMENT POLITICS) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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    Posted: 10/2/2011 11:17:20 AM EST
    A swollen river is seen near the town of Tumut, 400 km (250 miles) south-west of Sydney, in this December 9, 2010 file photo. A new plan to curb global warming risks becoming a battleground between rich and poor nations and could struggle to get off the ground as negotiators battle over the fate of the ailing Kyoto climate pact. To match Analysis CLIMATE-DEAL/ REUTERS/Wolter Peters/Pool/Files (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)
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    Posted: 10/2/2011 11:15:51 AM EST
    Flood victims look for shelter as a storm hits their encampment in Pakistan's Muzaffargarh district of Punjab province in this September 4, 2010 file photo. A new plan to curb global warming risks becoming a battleground between rich and poor nations and could struggle to get off the ground as negotiators battle over the fate of the ailing Kyoto climate pact. To match Analysis CLIMATE-DEAL/ REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/Files (PAKISTAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)
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    Posted: 10/2/2011 11:14:16 AM EST
    A family displaced by flooding wades through floodwaters is pictured as they return to their village of Bello Patan, in Pakistan's Sindh province in this September 21, 2010 file photo. A new plan to curb global warming risks becoming a battleground between rich and poor nations and could struggle to get off the ground as negotiators battle over the fate of the ailing Kyoto climate pact. To match Analysis CLIMATE-DEAL/ REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro/Files (PAKISTAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)